Shoe Wish List

I’ve had a longstanding love affair with shoes. As someone who doesn’t always fit straight sizes, I have always been able to count on shoes to give me a Cinderella moment. In the first day of 2017, I bought a pair of Gucci loafers and I knew that it would be the year that I started buying from my shoe wish list. 

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Mulled White Wine

It’s been so frigid in The Lou the past few days. I needed something to warm me up from the inside out. I could have gone with a pot pie, and let’s be honest I did that too, but I really wanted mulled wine. Very unfortunately, I am allergic to red wine. Most mulled wine recipes I have come across call for red wine so I decided to see what my options would be with a white wine. After a bit of research, this is what I came up with for mulled white wine.

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Sometimes I’m a Cheetah Girl

It’s the last day of the week, the month, and the year. I really feel like 2018 is full of some great possibilities. With one day left in 2017, I thought I would end this year the way I want to dress in the new year. Sometimes I’m a Cheetah Girl. This print is definitely my weakness and I’m not even sorry. This was originally more of a transition season dress, but tights and over-the-knee boots made it wearable for winter.

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Season of Giving

It’s the season of giving which is why I wanted to take on the topic of philanthropic donations. There are so many worthwhile organizations out there from local nonprofits and your alma mater, to nationwide and global organizations. And a lot of them rely, at least in part, on member and non-member donations.

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Fifteen Winter Questions

I love Winter a lot. I naturally love being cozy on grey days, so this season really speaks to me. I was tagged by Kaitlin Claywell to so share my answers to fifteen Winter questions and I though it was such a fun idea!  Her answers were so fun and I will definitely have to try some of her go-to products.

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Much Needed Break

December can be such a weird month. It’s so full of holiday spirit, but at the same time there’s so much to do before we all take a collective break for the holiday. I’m taking off a lot of days for Christmas this year. It’s going to be such a much needed break. Unfortunately, to get to that break I’m going to have to put in a lot of work for one more week. It’s going to be full of work and personal deadlines, final gift runs and work travel. I think it will be worth it though. I’m counting down the days until I’m cozy on my couch, but I also don’t mind being a busy bee.

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Don’t Do It

I was talking to a friend the other day about thongs. I’m not exactly sure how we got on this topic. Considering the frequency of our conversations about underwear in general, I’m not surprised. We both agreed that we don’t get them. Obviously, we understand their function. What we don’t get is why wear them when other types of underwear have the same functionality but serve that purpose much more comfortably. Since we both have bought them before, we realized that it was actually something we did initially because we thought we were supposed to. Or at least that’s why I did. And at some point I started telling myself, “Don’t do it!”

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Last of the Warm Weather, Maybe

I really love this season, but this year fall has been so spotty with giving us its crisp air and beautiful foliage. Something tells me that this weekend might have been the last of the warm weather, maybe. Just in case, this outfit is the perfect combo for embracing the autumn look without overheating. Or if we are in for colder weather, you can definitely add tights and layer up.

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